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Constrain Scan-to-Email to Internal Company Distribution Onlyone

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132283D
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

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Abstract

Customers want to insure that e-mail is only sent to internal addresses when submitted to their SMTP server. Currently the SMTP server will allow sending of e-mail, without constraint, due to the @ symbol existence. This disclosure proposes to remove or gray-out the @ symbol from access from the local user interface soft keyboard as a solution.

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Constrain Scan-to-Email to Internal Company Distribution Onlyone

Customers want to insure that e-mail is only sent to internal addresses when submitted to their SMTP server.  Currently the SMTP server will allow sending of e-mail, without constraint, due to the @ symbol existence.

Proposal:

Remove or gray-out the @ symbol from access from the local user interface soft keyboard.  The user is now constrained to a distribution list, if the Lightweight Directory Access ProtocolorLDAP is active, of internal mail recipients only.  No E-mail could be directed to the SMTP server that is not recognized by LDAP for the company. E-mail addresses that are not on the company directory will not be returned with a valid E-mail destination.  The requirement for operation will be dependent upon LDAP existence and will operate with or without user authentication active.

The following is an example of what a user would witness during their E-mail session with the @ symbol defeated:

1.) The recipient name can be in surname/given name, SAM (Security and Monitoring) or other device supported formats in LDAP.

2.) The user would type the recipient name; for example; Doe, John or any abridged version in order to obtain an LDAP listing for the recipient selection.

3.) The LDAP will return a selection list from which to choose or the recipient entry only.

4.) The user would select the recipient and acknowledge as done.

5.) The TO: field would only display the recipient name and not the fully qua...